• Why ‘Saint Death’ isn’t a saint, and isn’t even really Catholic

    • Oct 31, 2016

    Despite being perhaps the fastest-growing Catholic-inspired devotion in the Americas, concentrated in Mexico and Central America the cult of “Santa Muerte,” of “Saint Death,” is not only not Catholic, but Catholic leaders say it’s actually heretical since Jesus came to offer eternal life rather than death.

  • Report lists children and mothers swept up in immigration raids

    Report lists children and mothers swept up in immigration raids

    • Jul 3, 2016

    A recent report identified 40 Central American children and mothers arrested and detained in immigration raids in Texas, with one immigrant rights activist calling the situation “simultaneously heartbreaking, challenging and stressful, because the stakes are so high.”

  • Romero symbolizes a new concept of martyrdom

    • May 23, 2015

    El Salvador’s late Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero will be beatified Saturday as a martyr of the Catholic Church. Aside from the importance of Romero’s personal story, the wider significance is a broadened Catholic concept of what counts as a martyr. Romero was killed in 1980 during a period of social